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by BonJobie
Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Flying Cheap
Replies: 8
Views: 2225

I agree with Cobra with that quote. A gross generalization. Yes, the young pilot that grows up pounding the Northeast corridor is going to have more experience with the insanity of flying into that furball than a F-16 pilot whose experience was flying up initial at Hill AFB in Utah. However, it does...
by BonJobie
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: According to this article we only work 23.5 hours a week!
Replies: 9
Views: 2414

You have obviously never had to suffer through taxiing behind any Delta, American, Northwest, Continental, etc. as they move along at a snails' pace trying to stretch their block length. And another thing: I think going faster on the leg home only makes sense when you spend half of the month away fr...
by BonJobie
Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: USAF Thunderbirds Discussion
Topic: '09 Website in the works
Replies: 4
Views: 1712

Back in year one of Hollywood's boss-ship Jim Coomes introduced me to him in his office and (after he was finished looking at me like some kind of bug) he said, "Nice to meet you, Mike. Your website is way better than ours........." And the rest, as they say, is history. I can't help but think that ...
by BonJobie
Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Air & Space Article about Virtual Airlines
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

Timing is everything............ 2 years ago I had contacted the editors of Air and Space (I have held a subscription for many years) about doing a piece on virtual demonstration flying and they said: "No, not interested. Nobody cares about that." Now this article makes this BORING part of virtual f...
by BonJobie
Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Replies: 11
Views: 3245

LD, greetings from the other geographical end of the country......Washington state (Spokane) where I, too am in 2 feet of snow and 10 degrees! Rock, I see what you are seeing!!! Hoping to get home tonight for my first full Christmas at home in 5 years. May God bless you and yours.

Bon
by BonJobie
Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Pit Builders & Game Controllers
Topic: Gunner's Pit
Replies: 208
Views: 101639

Deuce!!! C'mon now! I think you just wanted us to see those massive biceps!!! Not bad for %##@^ years old!!! You are STILL da man.

Old Boss Bon
by BonJobie
Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:23 am
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Aviation Nation 2008
Replies: 29
Views: 6842

To all concerned, what this means is that the base will still be hosting their annual Military Appreciation Day but not the media portion where they usually have local, national and some international media folks on the base hosting somewhat of an "open house" and also direct access to the Thunderbi...
by BonJobie
Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:46 am
Forum: The Demo
Topic: Official Changes to the Virtual Thunderbirds Lineup
Replies: 2
Views: 2162

Panther, congrats on your new position. You have some big shoes to fill (literally :wink: ) and I am sure you will continue to do great. Cut those guys NO slack!!! Con was fantastic at calling what he saw, objectively and professionally, and I know he will continue to do great things PA-wise with th...
by BonJobie
Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:42 am
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Pre-Alpha Videos
Replies: 3
Views: 5110

T-38! T-38! T-38! T-38!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8)

Bon
by BonJobie
Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: USAF Thunderbirds Discussion
Topic: Great New England Air Show 2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1615

Boy, from this point of view you can really see the cupping and toeing going on in ALL of the rolls! From show center it is hidden (as it is supposed to be!) Still no excuse for you VTB wingies, especially 5 and 6! 8) Great find LD.

Bon
by BonJobie
Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:23 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: [2006-10-28] Movie Release & Trailer: Coming November!
Replies: 22
Views: 13568

This will certainly be a bump for this thread, but I have every intention of doing so. For those of you who downloaded "Smoke On" and have it available I would like to suggest taking a look at it again...........like I did this evening. Now that I am retired from the Team I can look at it a little m...
by BonJobie
Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: USAF Thunderbirds Discussion
Topic: Bon & Gunner meet a legend
Replies: 12
Views: 4756

Not to correct too much LD, but the country in question was Paraguay, the capital city of Asuncion, to be exact. :wink: Meeting Hoot was certainly a stroke of luck: when Wildcat was showing us a big conference room where the VTB movies might be shown in the future I noticed a lady placing name plaqu...
by BonJobie
Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: First VTB movie
Replies: 16
Views: 3576

I have said that if anything would bring me out of retirement it would be to fly the -38 again.........or the Phantom!! At the rate our "factory" is producing new aircraft I could have a full retirement before the Talon or Phantom show up! :) Right now Brett Favre and I are hanging out in complete a...
by BonJobie
Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: First VTB movie
Replies: 16
Views: 3576

We also ask that the circulation of this movie be very discreet as the bloopers, although "funny" in the virtual world can be compared to real world demonstrations accidents. Early on the real Thunderbird team was shown this clip and it doesn't require much imagination to realize that they were not ...
by BonJobie
Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: USAF Thunderbirds Discussion
Topic: Vintage Thunderbird film from 1979
Replies: 12
Views: 3511

Sa-weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!! The Talon rides again!! Man, talk about flashbacks! I haven't seen anyone go through "strapping in" with that detail since......well, we'll leave it at that!! :shock: And the egress training for the -38 hasn't changed from the late 70's. Great stuff. Thanks for sharin...